On NOVEMBER 5th there is another popular act of remembrance (November is full of them) – that of the GUNPOWDER PLOT or GUY FAWKES. . For decades Catholics had been persecuted in Britain since King Henry VIII’s separation from the Catholic Church in Rome. The Gunpowder Plot was a scheme to blow up the Houses of Parliament and King James I by a group of Catholics who were disappointed with the lack of religious tolerance being shown by the Protestant leadership. The plot was discovered and Guido Fawkes was found and arrested whilst guarding the barrels of gunpowder. . Despite the celebration of Guy-Fawkes Night being a classically anti-Catholic act of remembrance, we can humbly learn from this event – that terror and violence is not the way we battle injustice. . Let us pray for peace between Religious communities in Britain today, and for those who experience religious persecution. We make this prayer through Christ, our Lord. Amen. . #catholic #church #prayer #Jesus #god #pray #prayer #reflection #meditation #gospel #bible #saint #feast #catholiceducation #fireworks #guyfawkes @rcwestminster @dowym

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